Expert Parent Programme: For Parent Carers of D/deaf Children and Young People

Supporting parents to achieve the best outcomes for their children

This programme is an opportunity for you to find out how to achieve the best outcomes for your child. It will help you to find positive ways to get the right support from health, education and other services, and learn more about your child's rights.

It will also be a good time to meet and talk to other parents about their experiences, share ideas and get support.

What is the programme about?

The Expert Parent Programme was originally funded by the Department of Health. It was designed to help parents and carers of deaf and disabled children and young people. Parents learned how to navigate health and other systems, and better understand how they might work to improve outcomes for their children.

Since then, the programme has been adapted on behalf of the National Deaf Children’s Society. It focuses on services that support deaf children, including health, education and social care.

The programme is now available online, via NDCS. You’ll come together with other parents over three short online sessions. By the end, we hope that you will feel much more confident about how to get the best support and outcomes for your child.